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Spiny Oyster Shell Beads

Typical appearance of spiny oyster shell gemstone beads.Spiny oyster shell beads provide bright red, orange, and purple hues that work great with current fashion trends! These semiprecious beads also offer great textural elements for jewelry applications. Spiny oyster shell is more formally called spondylus brodnip princeps, and is found in the Sea of Cortez off Baja California, Mexico. Spondylus is a Latin word meaning "spines on its back." Brodnip is the name of the scientist who traveled with Cortez on his exploration of Baja California. This semiprecious "gemstone" was used in jewelry before coral. It was the shell most loved by the Mayan people, and has been found in abundance in archeological excavations of the Anasazi, Mogollon and Hohokam of the Southwestern USA. In 1976, Native Americans of the Southwest began to export purple spiny oyster shells for jewelry making, popularizing their use abroad.


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Qty Stock# Description Price
20-575-30

Spiny Oyster Shell Heishi Beads, 4-11mm - Purple (Limited Stock)

Material: Spiny Oyster Shell  ♦  Color: Purple
Item Size: Approx. 4-11mm, Graduated
Out of Stock



20-575-15

Spiny Oyster Shell Heishi Beads, 6mm - Red (Limited Stock)

Material: Spiny Oyster Shell  ♦  Color: Red
Item Size: Approx. 6mm

QTY Sold by: strand
1+ $45.00



20-575-20

Spiny Oyster Shell Heishi Beads, 12-19mm - Purple (Limited Stock)

Material: Spiny Oyster Shell  ♦  Color: Purple
Item Size: Approx. 12-19mm, Graduated
Out of Stock


20-575-07

Spiny Oyster Shell Beads, Wafer - Yellow

Material: Spiny Oyster Shell  ♦  Color: Yellow
Item Size: Approx. 12-20mm, Graduated  ♦  Hole Size: 0.8-1.5MM
Out of Stock


20-575-09

Spiny Oyster Shell Heishi Beads, 9-19mm - Mixed Color (Limited Stock)

Material: Spiny Oyster Shell  ♦  Color: Mixed Color
Item Size: Approx. 9-19mm, Graduated
Out of Stock



20-575-05

Spiny Oyster Shell Heishi Beads, 9-19mm - Red (Limited Stock)

Material: Spiny Oyster Shell  ♦  Color: Red
Item Size: Approx. 9-19mm, Graduated

QTY Sold by: strand
1+ $125.00



20-575-06

Spiny Oyster Shell Heishi Beads, 9-19mm - Purple (Limited Stock)

Material: Spiny Oyster Shell  ♦  Color: Purple
Item Size: Approx. 9-19mm, Graduated
Out of Stock

QTY Sold by: strand
1+ $125.00



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